We reported Tuesday that Facebook agreed to subsidize 15 units in an upscale apartment complex in Menlo Park, Calif., in order to satisfy its agreement with the city that allowed it to expand its headquarters, but it turns out that the 630,000 square-foot, 394-unit complex, named Anton Menlo, is aimed at Facebook employees, although units are open to all comers.
It may not have been designed by Frank Gehry, but the new home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her family shares many characteristics with the social network’s upcoming West Campus expansion of its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
“Congratulations. Where’s the like button?” With those words, Menlo Park Mayor Peter Ohtaki highlighted the City Council’s 4-0 vote to approve Facebook’s West Campus expansion, located across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters.
Part of Facebook’s proposal to expand its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., involved an agreement by the company to either build 15 low-cost homes or contribute $4.5 million toward affordable housing. But the social network is having trouble finding land in order to comply with that part of the deal.
The Menlo Park Planning Commission unanimously approved Facebook’s proposed West Campus expansion, located across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters, and now the next step is a return trip to the Menlo Park City Council in March.
The next step for Facebook’s proposed West Campus across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., will take place at 7 p.m. PT Monday, when the Menlo Park Planning Commission meets to discuss the Frank Gehry-designed expansion.
Facebook’s proposed West Campus was unanimously approved in a vote by the Menlo Park City Council Tuesday night, meaning that the social network is one step closer to moving forward with the Frank Gehry-designed expansion to its current headquarters.
Before Facebook can start breaking ground on its Frank Gehry-designed West Campus extension, the company needs to discuss the direction of the building with the Menlo Park, Calif. City Council. The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal reports that the city council will discuss Facebook’s newest planned addition during their Wednesday meeting. The building could bring significant revenue to the city, which is facing a deficit this fiscal year.